BRING ME LITTLE WATER, SYLVIE (aka SYLVIE) (Original Title: "Bring Me Li'l Water Silvy") (Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter) Huddie Ledbetter - 1935 Harry Belafonte - 1955 Lonnie Donegan - 1956 Pete Seeger - 1963 Pernell Roberts - 1963 Wailin' Jennys - 2001 The Baptism River Ramblers - 2002 Also recorded by: Rolf Harris; Arlo Guthrie; Rusty Richards; The Weavers; Don Cunningham; Dawn Tyler Watson; Sweet Honey In The Rock; Eric & Leon Bibb: ............. and others. Bring me little water, Sylvie Bring me little water now Bring me little water, Sylvie Every little once in a while Don't you hear me callin' Don't you hear me now Don't you hear me callin' Every little once in a while Don't you see me comin' Don't you see me now Don't you see me comin' Every little once in a while *************************** As recorded under a different title by HARRY BELAFONTE: SYLVIE (Huddie Ledbetter / Paul Campbell) Sylvie Sylvie Iīm so hot īn dry Sylvie Sylvie Canīt you hear Canīt you hear me crying Bring me little water, Sylvie Bring me little water out Bring me little water, Sylvie Every little once in a while Sylvie says she loves me But I believe she lies She hasnīt been to see me Since the last day in july Sylvie Sylvie Iīm so hot īn dry Sylvie Sylvie Canīt you hear Canīt you hear me crying Bring me little water, Sylvie Bring me little water out Bring me little water, Sylvie Every little once in a while She brought me a little coffee She brought me a little tea Well, she brought me nearly every damned thing But she didnīt bring the jailhouse key Sylvie Sylvie Iīm so hotīn dry Sylvie Sylvie Little drink of water Wouldnīt statisfy me Bring me little water, Sylvie Bring me little water out Bring me little water, Sylvie Every little once in a while Took a look ayonder What is that I see Well I thought it was little Sylvie Hopprunning there for me Sylvie Sylvie Iīm so hot and dry Sylvie Sylvie Canīt you hear Canīt you hear me crying Bring me little water, Sylvie Bring me little water out Bring me little water, Sylvie Every little once in a while Every little once in a while Every... little once... in a while Sylvie Sylvie ********************************** As recorded by ROGER McGUINN: Bring me little water Sylvie Bring me little water now Bring me little water Sylvie Every little once in a while Don't you hear me calling Sylvie Don't you hear me calling now Don't you hear me calling Sylvie Every little once in a while Getting' mighty thirsty Sylvie Getting' mighty thirsty now Getting' mighty thirsty Sylvie Every little once in a while Bring me little water Sylvie Bring me little water now Bring me little water Sylvie Every little once in a while Can't you hear me Sylvie Can't you hear me now Can't you hear me Sylvie Every little once in a while Getting' hot and thirsty Sylvie Getting' hot and thirsty now Getting' hot and thirsty Sylvie Every little once in a while Bring me little water Sylvie Bring me little water now Bring me little water Sylvie Every little once in a while Bring me little water Sylvie Bring me little water now Bring me little water Sylvie Every little once in a while Bring me little water Sylvie Bring me little water now Bring me little water Sylvie Every little once in a while Can't you hear me calling Sylvie Can't you hear me calling now Can't you hear me calling Sylvie Every little once in a while ***************************** As recorded with different lyrics and a title variation by LONNIE DONEGAN: BRING A LITTLE WATER, SYLVIE (Huddie Ledbetter / Lonnie Donegan) (Spoken) Now this here's a story `bout a man working in a field He bin workin' all day, he getting' hot, an' he's thirsty Want a girl to bring the water round He's shoutin' "Hey Sylvie, c'mon, come on round here with the water, what you doin' there". But she ain't comin' Man getting' hot, an' boy he's thirsty, so he make up a little song, sing to the woman, make her bring the water round a little faster. Here the way he sing..... Won't you bring a little water Sylvie Won't you bring a little water now Won't you bring a little water Sylvie Lord, ev'ry little once in a while Well do you love me Sylvie Oh do you love me now Oh do you love me Sylvie Yeah! ev'ry little once in a while Well bring a little water Sylvie Won't you bring a little water now Won't you bring a little water Sylvie Lord, ev'ry little once in a while Won't you bring a little water Sylvie Won't you bring a little water now Won't you bring a little water Sylvie Lord, ev'ry little once in a while C'mon an' prove it to me Sylvie Prove it to me now Won't you prove it to me Sylvie Yeah! ev'ry little once in a while Well bring a little water Sylvie Won't you bring a little water now Won't you bring a little water Sylvie Lord, ev'ry little once in a while Well, ev'ry little once, hey do you love me Sylvie, Every little once in a while Won't you bring a little water Sylvie Yeah! Ev'ry little once in a while Oh, play it to me Danny, go on (Musical Break with various "Yeahs" from Lonnie) Won't you bring a little water Sylvie Won't you bring a little water now Won't you bring a little water Sylvie Yeah! ev'ry little once in a while Won't you bring a little water Won't you bring a little water Won't you bring a little water now Won't you bring a little water Sylvie Yeah! Ev'ry little once in a while Oh, do you love me Sylvie Well, do you love me now Do you love me Sylvie Yeah! Ev'ry little once in a while Well bring a little water Sylvie Well you bring a little water now Yeah! Bring a little water Sylvie Lord, ev'ry little once in a while Bring a little water Sylvie Won't you bring a little water now Won't you bring a little water Sylvie Ev'ry little once in a while (Transcribed by Bill Huntley - January 2006) *****************************